Houston Rockets fire head coach Kevin Mchale

- Following a 4-7 start to the season for the Houston Rockets, the team has fired head coach Kevin McHale, FOX 26 sports director Mark Berman has confirmed. NBA sources also confirm that JB Bickerstaff, who has been McHale's top assistant, will serve as interim head coach.

"It was not working," said Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey. "We will change until it works." He also admitted that the Rockets organization must look in the mirror to see what it takes to get better.

Morey also described Bickerstaff as a great leader who has been ready his whole life for this opportunity as an NBA head coach.

"Since I've been here, the team has never played this badly," said Rockets owner Leslie Alexander. "The city and the fans and myself couldn't go on with this kind of effort."

"We're losing by 20 points every game and the team didn't show any response," added Alexander. "It was almost like a dead team. A change had to be made."

"I like Kevin McHale very much," said Alexander. "I think he's a tremendous coach but for some reason it didn't work this year." 

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Houston Rockets fire head coach Kevin Mchale
  • Joe Anderson back in the NFL, lands job with New York Jets
  • Michael Jordan donates $8.9M in lawsuit proceeds to 23 charities
  • Giants forge 1st-place tie by beating Dolphins 31-24
  • High school coach pleads guilty in player attack on referee
  • Cause of Death Release for Former Braves Pitcher Tommy Hanson
  • Former fan flies banner protesting NFL protests over Jags game
  • Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion
  • Arena quits after US World Cup failure, Gulati stays for now
  • United States men's soccer team fails to qualify for World Cup for first time since 1986